Category Archive: United States

No longer a newbie—San Francisco Pride Parade

Over the weekend I had the honor of walking in San Francisco’s Pride parade. Pretty exciting for first-time parade attendee, I must say. My friend Chloe Jackman is a professional photographer, and when she put out an open call to join her as she shot for the SF Bay Times (LGBTQ News & Calendar for …

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Photo Focus – Yosemite by Night

While I have yet to complete my final Colombia posts, I couldn’t wait to share these long exposure shots from Yosemite National Park. We braved the crowds for Labor Day weekend and on our final night I played around with Terra’s Nikon D650, keeping the shutter open for as long as 30 seconds at a time. What …

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Is work-related travel real travel?

Over the past eight years, I have traveled extensively for work—to the staples like NYC and Chicago—along with places well off the beaten path. There was a six-stop Pokémon video game tour where I was “iced” using the back of a toilet in Hawaii, an overnight outdoor load-in in Tigard, OR where the lights turned …

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Water you doing to me? How to SUP with a dog in Lake Tahoe

I had previously observed the scene—a woman gracefully skimming across the water atop a stand up paddleboard, her trusty canine companion calmly sitting at the bow. I wanted to be that duo; to enjoy a peaceful moment in nature together, to truly connect over a nautical activity. So when we headed to Waterman’s Landing in Carnelian …

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Photo Focus – Sunset Bubbles

Three weeks ago I hopped on two planes en route to Northern Washington to visit my dear friend. While my trips to see her are relatively consistent, this one was different; her mother had halted her cancer treatments and things were changing. Nearly four years had passed since Tricia was diagnosed with stage four brain …

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Low Tide and a Toddler in Birch Bay, WA

During a recent visit to see my dear friend and college roommate, I had the opportunity to explore one of the Pacific Northwest’s best kept secrets—Birch Bay, Washington. Five minutes after walking out her front door, the four of us (my friend, her two children, and myself) crossed over a rocky path and onto the …

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